At Nashville Aesthetic Dentistry – Dennis J. Wells, DDS we improve the smiles of our patients every day. From whitening your teeth to replacing them, we have a range of possibilities. We can even fill a cavity with a white material that blends seamlessly with the rest of your teeth!
How is that possible? We fill them with a white composite resin material that, unlike conventional amalgam fillings, can be tinted to match your teeth.
It’s a surprisingly quick procedure. In many cases we can be finished in less than half an hour. In case you wonder, composite resin fillings are long-lasting. Of course, it’s important that you brush and floss daily and have regular checkups. That said, composite resin fillings can last for ten years or longer.
In addition to blending in so well with the rest of your teeth, composite resin fillings allow us to fill cavities without having to remove as much existing tooth structure as ordinary silver fillings. That’s because of the way composite resin bonds with the teeth. They are, in short, a more conservative treatment.
Composite resin fillings do not contain mercury, which is a known toxin. Silver fillings do, and even though they still have the approval of the American Dental Association and the Food and Drug Administration, some people want to avoid them for that very reason.
Tooth colored fillings from Nashville Aesthetic Dentistry – Dennis J. Wells, DDS are a safe and attractive way to protect your teeth. We create beautiful smiles with cosmetic dentistry every day. Call our office to schedule an appointment today!